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2014 Photo Montage

For weeks I’ve been rolling around the idea of whether I wanted to compile an end of year post or not. It’s become a little of an annual ritual, I suppose. One that a lot of us bloggers share. I really enjoyed curating last year’s wrap up.

And 2012’s.

And – holy moly – 2011’s.

So I scrolled through my blog, as I did my digital photo albums. I did my best to dig into my mind’s archives, I examined how I felt I embodied my Core Desired Feelings, and I started making very, very long lists of the memorable moments, the milestones, the magic.

And then I leaned back, looked at that list, and thought…


I don’t want to do this.

Not this year.

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This year has been gigantic and insular. So out there and so grace-filled and yet, labour-some.

Complex. Delightful. Challenging and fulfilling.

Love has deepened, boundaries have been exercised, a friggen book was launched.

I ‘achieved’ a lot but pulled out of just as much.

I’ve never felt healthier and yet I know that as far as ‘wellness’ goes, I’m only just getting started.

I became a woman this year. In every sense of the word. I grew up. Period.

I’ve laughed the loudest than what I have in the longest time. Mostly at inappropriateness.

I have not stopped swearing. (Or even cut down)

I found Kundalini yoga.

I fell more in love with the women in my life.

Above all, I was, more than ever, grateful…

… and I thought instead of a hefty post, I would share with you how this year has felt to me.

So, in no particular order, let’s let a few photos speak what words cannot express…

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And so, moving forward?

Let’s keep this simple.

My Core Desired Feeling are:


Grace: Feminine | Held | Light | Love | Supported |  Inspired | Devotion | Intuition

Lucidity: Killer clarity | Inspiration | Prolific | Authenticity | Vivid | Crystal clear expression | The ability to translate anything into something comprehendible | 3D | Fluid

Ripe: Ready | Now | Juicy | Succulent | Sweet | Not in a hurry – having the patience to ripen | Of the essence | Woman | Embodied


My motto for 2015 will be:


Speaking gigs | Sobriety | Starting a family 

I’m just going to go for it, really. That’s all I can do.

And you will too, right? You’ll just bloody go for it… because… why not?

Because… that’s what we’re here to do: we try something, and then we see what happens. And then we gather information and we observe our sensations and then we try again, hopefully learning and growing as we go.

On that note, I hope you can comprehend how much you allow me to both grow and learn in this space. To teach really is to learn -I’ve realised that more than ever this year, and while I regularly do double takes at my life situation – mostly because I’m so struck with awe – simultaneously, I know it’s no accident. When I was eight years old, although I was a little terror, I knew what kind of women I wanted to be. I wanted to help people and be a phenomenal mother and I knew I wanted to be very much in love with the man of my dreams. I knew I was an independent being who craved connection and love – a good combination, I believe.

Check in with yourself. How old were you when you used to dream with no limits about yourself as grown up? What was it that you conjured up in that mystical world,somewhere behind your eyes? Are you living that projection? Are you moving towards it?

I hope that 2015 is a significant year in your life; one that carries you, nurtures you and comes bearing a message that it’s safe – that it’s right – to follow the whispers of your heart. Please remember that you didn’t make the journey down here to be ordinary.

But also, please know, that if at times you forget, I will be right here to remind you of your grace.

I can’t imagine a day or a time that I will ever tire of intending to inspire you.


Happy New Year.

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26 Responses to 2014 Photo Montage

  1. Teresa Valentina B. December 28, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Tara, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story through this year’s pictures! I feel so much love and appreciation for you I can hardly express. Thank you for being you and keep shining, sending you love and light xx

    • Tara Bliss December 29, 2014 at 8:08 am #

      You’re so welcome, lady. Thank you!

      Re: your comment on instragram, I wrote about my experience in Bali here:

      Where do you live?

      I’m touring an author workshop next year….

      • Teresa Valentina B. December 30, 2014 at 3:24 am #

        Thank you so much, Tara! I am from Austria, I would love to join your workshop!!
        I just signed up for Mastin Kipp’s writing Retreat in Bali. I can’t explain how much my life has changed within the last weeks. I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t want to live anymore. Now I am realizing that this was the sign to let go of the past and learn to forgive myself and others. I have huge desires and goals and I am super excited for my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for improving my life. Without you, I would not be who I am today. Lots of love xx

  2. Ariadne December 29, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    Tara, 2014 is the year I came across Such Different Skies and the year I was hooked. You are truly inspiring and brave and one of kind. Most importantly you continue to show up for yourself and through the blog and your words, you continue to challenge me, trigger me into action and into stillness. Just the other day, inspired by the words in your book High, I de-cluttered the hell out of my little flat. And can I say Wow – new energy swooshed in immediately! I now feel more ready for the New Year, open to receive what is in store for me. And I am truly grateful that you have become so important in my life. Thank you and Happy New Year my lovely xx

    • Tara Bliss December 29, 2014 at 8:04 am #

      I can’t tell you how much I totally enjoy hearing beautiful women like yourself say: ‘You trigger me, but it makes me better.’

      Good on YOU for going deeper into your own being / practice / depths… whatever resonated with you.

      De-cluttering is an addiction, right? A bloody good one.

      I’m grateful for you too Ariadne xo

  3. Lauren December 29, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Tara, you are truly amazing. You are fearlessly who you are and it is just so bloody inspiring! It gives me the hope and faith that I can be who I am in this world without fear. Thank you so much xx

    • Tara Bliss December 29, 2014 at 8:02 am #

      Darling my is my job – to be me so you can be you.

      I am a reflection of you.

      Thank YOU.


  4. Fran December 29, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    Woah! 2014 was certainly a big year and it’s been such a pleasure to see you come into your own. Plus, that is one bloody good photo montage you have created lady. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings you as you discover yet more uncharted territory!
    Big love + brightness for the new year lovely xxx

    • Tara Bliss December 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

      Thank you lady.

      Bounty and beauty for your new year, too xo

  5. Jaime December 29, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    As if you dropped ‘starting a family’ in there as casual as anything!!

    Congrats on a gorgeous year Miss Bliss, I hope 2015 exceeds your wildest dreams xx

    • Tara Bliss December 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

      Haha! 😛 xo

      Happy New Year you groovy little shredder

  6. Kristen December 29, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Oh Tara! What a year! I say this time and time again but you truly are a blessing in my life, a friend and mentor. Thank you for your presence, the words you write, the videos you create.

    I’m having a crack at a few exciting things in 2015.

    Much love to you.


    • Tara Bliss December 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

      And I’m just as blessed to have you, lady.

      Love you

  7. Emma December 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    Tara, thank you for everything that you do. I started following your journey this year and you have inspired me to grab life by the balls and start living out my truth. I’ve been checking my post box every. single. day. for your book to arrive and I just know that it’s going to be incredible. So much love and light to you, beautiful lady x

    • Tara Bliss December 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

      😀 Happy new year, beautiful xo

  8. Krista December 31, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Thank you so much Tara! I love reading your posts. Happy New Year to you too 🙂

    • Tara Bliss December 31, 2014 at 9:32 am #

      I love that you read them 🙂

  9. Shawna @ December 31, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    I’ve never been one to do annual reflections on the past year or to make new year’s resolutions – but this year I felt so strongly that I needed to. I’ve been through so much over the last year, and I have a TON in mind for the year ahead. If I’m honest I’m absolutely scared that my dreams and intentions won’t come to pass – but it feels ever so crucial that I do the work, do my part, to see it through. 2015 feels as though it will be… well, epic. I feel as though a major shift is happening, that a cracking open, a deepening, a coming into my own is on the horizon. I’ve experienced pieces of that this year, and I long to push forward into the ache of soul-stretching.

    You have been and continue to be such a source of inspiration for me in your raw honesty and reflection – thank you so much for continuing to share yourself with us, your tribe.

    Anxiously planning for the year ahead –


  10. Jéa December 31, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    Ah Tara, I love your posts- they always motivate me and give me a good kick up the bum when needed. 🙂 Have a wonderful 2015, girl!

    Lots of love xxx

  11. Tanya December 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Tara Bliss, you’re a babe. Your inspiration has been instrumental in a pretty significant year for me. I’ve just bought the Spirited companion and ordered your book, and am excited to see what the new year brings! Xo

  12. Ruchika December 31, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Amazing pictures Tara, gave me chills!! Hope you have a happy new year 🙂 Thanks for sharing your beautiful soul 🙂 🙂 I am always excited to read your soul imprints.

  13. Emily January 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    I just wanted to say a massive thankyou. Your inspiration has been nothing short of life changing for me. I only came across your site about a month ago and think i have read everything ha ha. Today i completed my first blog post and the new year is starting with me in a new mindset and a real goal and focus. I can’t wait to see what the year has to offer me and i can’t wait to keep learning and finding my true self. So i thank you for being you and helping me to find me.
    (website still under construction)
    Thanks Em xx

  14. Lisa January 5, 2015 at 10:23 am #


    What an amazing blog post! I could feel your energy pouring out through those photos! I have loved witnessing your journey this year – your authenticity and your enthusiasm is contagious, so much so that when I’m feeling low or fearful that I’ve scrolled through your blogs and videos to seek out your message and step into a higher, more loving, more true space.

    Thank you!!! And here’s to a fabulous 2015!

    – with love –

    • Tara Bliss January 5, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

      You beautiful being. Thank you. Happy New Year!

  15. Celeste January 7, 2015 at 11:33 am #

    Beautiful. Bountiful. Deserved. Congratulations on a beautiful year and an even more beautiful wrap-up. Heres to having a crack in 2015! 🙂 C x

  16. Alina March 22, 2015 at 12:01 am #

    What a wonderful vibe, amazing energetic feel…
    Gorgeous pictures!!!
    Let all your dreams come true in 2015, Tara!!!

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